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The news that a number of transsexual men have had babies following their transition to manhood has hit the headlines both sides of the Atlantic recently, accompanied by a predictable mix of consternation and curiosity.

The problem with debate on a topic like this is that, whilst people are often quick to voice an opinion, based on the immediate gut reaction they feel, very few of them have much clue about the background facts.

In this episode I explain the legal and medical background, and pick away at some of the unfortunate conclusions that people will jump to.

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  • Curtis E. Hinkle

    Excellent analysis. I would like to add that there are many intersex men throughout the world with uteruses.

    Also, a recent intersexed woman who was wrongfully assigned male had her uterus and ovaries removed at age 17 when during an appendectomy it was discovered that she had a uterus. She has sued and won but the doctor has now appealed.

    Kind regards,

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm
  • Scott Lanter

    I certainly would not call this an “excellent analysis”. I would call it a feeble attempt to persuay people to accept everyone for everything and to leave their moral standards in the trash can by the curb.

    You present this “analysis” as being fact that a man is having a baby when this is simply and factually not true. She was born a woman and no amount of surgery can change the fact this person remains a woman. Without hormone pills, this woman cannot the amount of facial hair she presently has.

    Also, in pointing out the various rulings by the U.N., U.K., etc., you failed to mention that nearly 50 years had passed before new rulings were issued to cater to the moral decline of this generation.

    Unless God is removed from the debate, you have no debate. Try again!

    Apr 10, 2008 at 7:36 am
  • Matt Sanchez

    Mass delusion packaged in psycho-babble, a woman is a woman even when she sports a beard.

    Apr 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm